Jim Acosta’s pesky antics have become so bothersome White House aides had to “shoo” him from the grounds.
President Trump and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte held a joint presser on Monday.
At joint press conference with Italian PM Conte, @POTUS calls him, “my new friend,” and hails his “bold leadership” for standing up against illegal immigration in his country. Says they agree that “strong nations must have strong borders.” pic.twitter.com/lDUMhvEuIx
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 30, 2018
After a few comments from Trump and Conte the press began to shout out questions but were basically told to pipe down and go away … CNN’s Acosta, in particular.
“Move, Jim! Let’s go! Keep going Jim. Let’s go. Come on Jim. Go. We’re done,” an aide yelled when Acosta began yelling questions about “collusion.”
“Press! Make your way out! Let’s go! Move, Jim!”
— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 30, 2018
It doesn’t get any clearer than that.
Naturally, the anti-Trump crowd saw the scene as a sign of the upcoming apocalypse.
if a ‘press conference’ doesnt include the press then POTUS should just tape himself by himself and release it on facebook or something. This American doesnt care to watch a POTUS that cant answer a single question but only wants to put out propaganda statements
— sandy (@sandycompany) July 30, 2018
Yeah…this is against the constitution, just so you all know.
All of you who are freaking about your 2nd ammendment rights, should be freaking out about this too!
It’s called freedom of the press, once we’ve lost that…we’ve lost everything!
— Still I Rise! ???????? ???????? (@trumpforprison7) July 30, 2018
On the other hand, those who are tired of the constant spin spewed forth by the biased arm of the Democrat Party known as the mainstream media got a chuckle from the exchange:
Omg. Watch your back CNN. pic.twitter.com/NlU0uA0qa0
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) July 30, 2018
Acosta was quick to whine on Twitter about the way he and the press had been treated:
This audio is a pretty good example of how the WH aides also known as press wranglers are almost screaming as reporters try to ask questions of Trump in our “pool sprays.” https://t.co/rngjFTf93b
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 30, 2018
And while the left chimed in to offer their condolences, Acosta didn’t garner a lot of sympathy from Trump supporters.
Why are the reporters so rude???
— TMC1234 (@CourseyTeresa) July 30, 2018
Jim Acosta, I don’t believe you because you’ve cried wolf too many times. That was the unprofessional press yelling, not the WH staff.
— Glen Woodfin (@GlenWoodfin) July 30, 2018
Jim why were you even allowed in the oval office? Real journalists are embarrased of you. Lefturd, agenda driven narrative at every turn.
— CriticalToday (@mycriticaltoday) July 30, 2018
The idea that somehow screaming questions during these photo ops is somehow “real journalism” is pathetic. This is a result of the “soundbite” generation. Journalists don’t research anymore, they just hope for soundbites. Journalism is dead.
— MakeItHappen (@GrannySkywalker) July 30, 2018
— #JusticeForJunior ???? (@stopmediabiasxo) July 30, 2018